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“Again a superb evening”

Hillside Restaurant
Ranked #34 of 66 Restaurants in Ventnor
Price range: USD 8 - USD 28
Cuisines: European, Scandinavian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, View
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Hillside Restaurant offers fine European dining with a Scandinavian twist, made of our own and local produce - freshly prepared and presented in menus which change frequently - giving a choice of 5 starters, 5 mains and 5 desserts. Great vegetarian options. Hillside gives a warm welcome whether you are on your own or in a group. Dinner is served in the restaurant between 7pm and 8pm. Please feel free to arrive earlier to enjoy Hillside and the surroundings for a pre-dinner drink in our sitting room, conservatory or terrace. Hillside Restaurant has an extensive wine list carefully priced. Whether a couple or a larger group, it's a wonderful place to enjoy a delicious meal in a lovely setting with far reaching sea views. Booking is essential as the restaurant can get busy with locals.
Reviewed 9 August 2011

This is the fourth time we have eaten at the Hillside and every time it has been perfection. The décor is Scandinavian minimalist but the attention to detail quite remarkable and the works of art just add to the atmosphere.
The food was superbly cooked and presented and the home made bread rolls are to die for. We had goats cheese starters followed by chicken stuffed with mozzarella and sea bream en papiotte which were both excellent followed by a passion fruit cheesecake - this was yummy! There was at least one other diner who had dietary requirements which were willing met
The wine list is both extensive and very reasonably priced and Gerd, the owner, is very knowledgeable on the contents and able to advise on matching to the chosen foods.
Gerd was leading the service of a dedicated team who are truly professional and make the whole dining experience really a memorable one. Cannot recommend this restaurant enough. It is so welcome in Ventnor and is certainly our favourite restaurant. We shall certainly return.

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4  Thank Colin058
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Reviewed 27 July 2011

Had a very enjoyable evening, wonderful food and very friendly and helpful staff.

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Reviewed 13 July 2011

Hillside Restaurant has a relaxed and cozy feeling. The overall atmosphere and concept of the restaurant is spot on! You can really take your time to enjoy the wonderful flavors and presentation of the food in an incredible setting. If you are ever on the Isle of Wight it is not only the place to stay, it is also the place to eat!

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1  Thank tananielsen
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Reviewed 7 July 2011

Things didn't go exactly as promised for our visit to Hiilside but we still had a truly romantic and memorable experience. The house itself is a demonstration of thoughtful and pleasing modern style within the walls of a traditional, if large, home. And you do feel at home and very welcome as soon as you arrive.
To say that the service was excellent would be a gross misunderstatement. Never before have I arrived at a restaurant and then have a member of staff wave a friendly welcome before directing me into a parking space. I got the feeling that Britta would even have held up traffic on the steep hill, had it been necessary, to give me ample time to manouever into place. Throughout the meal the staff easily showed how to strike the right balance of efficiency and genuine informal bonhomie that makes a guest feel that something special is happening.
Our set meal lived up to its billing, being very competently prepared and presented and I would consider it superb value for money. It's not just about the food at Hillside, though, it's about enjoying the decor, the garden, the wonderful view and knowing you are in the hands of experts. There were only about 12 or so diners that night, and I'm sure each felt that they were the most pampered and valued guests.
As we sat in the conservatory before and after eating gazing out across the channel we knew we'd picked the perfect place for our last evening on the Isle of Wight.

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2  Thank HunterDrayman
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Reviewed 27 June 2011

This will of been our 4th or 5th visit and on every occasion we have been made to feel extremely welcome and treated like family. Infact hillside is almost an extension to home with friendly service, quality food and a fantastic wine selection. (of which all sold at a very reasonable price) Detail is of the uppermost importance to all of the staff and carried out perfectly. This is a very special place indeed and of course we will return again and again.

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1  Thank steve9565
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